A Northhampton Hearts Novel

Author Charles James

Purchase: Twelve Dates od Christmas

Genre/Trope: #ContemporaryRomance #ChristmasRomance

My Rating: 5

Cover: 5

Publication: November 1st 2021

Read: October 5th 2021. *Review copy provided by Tule Publishing Group

POV: Third person Alternating perspectives

Add to Goodreads: Twelve Dates of Christmas


She’s fallen for her own fantasy…will a real future with him be enough?

Bored by years of underwhelming dating experiences, copywriter Grace McGovern combines her love of Christmas and her longing for romance into the ultimate romance novel—where the heroine is swept off her feet one Christmas by tender, thoughtful, romantic…and utterly unrealistic dates. When Grace has a chance meeting with an attractive man, she’s charmed by their conversation and fun dates…until warning bells jingle. He couldn’t be taking cues from her book, could he?

Engineer Owen Ellis has always been more comfortable with computers and coding than with women. After claiming he was boring and unromantic, his last girlfriend’s bitter parting gift was a cheesy romance book hurled at his head. When he meets a woman whose warm smile and conversation intrigue him, Owen is ready to try again but knows he needs to up his game. What’s the harm in borrowing a few ideas?

Can the Christmas magic last forever, or will their relationship dissolve into another ho-hum holiday fling? 

My 📝Review📝: 5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Do you know how every once in a while that one book comes along that you know will stay with you for a long time? For me that “book” doesn’t come often enough. Please don’t misunderstand that I am not satisfied with the books I read. Yes, there are some that I could’ve passed on but for the most part I enjoy the majority. That said, that one one special, memorable book is indeed rare. For me, Twelve Dates of Christmas hit that mark. This book was brilliant. Everything I look for in the perfect novel was there within the pages of this book. If you read the blurb, you don’t need me to summarize it for you.

While I did indeed love the premise, it was the characters that completely won me over; especially Owen. Oh. My. Goodness! Where has Owen been my whole life? Why can’t authors write more imperfect, shy, considerate heroes into their stories. We all love the adonis but reading about Owen was a true breath of fresh air. I want more. I fell completely in love with his character. The only disappointment I had with this book was that I wished there was an epilogue. I wanted to see more of Owen and Grace.

Twelve Dates of Christmas is a sweet, endearing, heartwarming and humorous Christmas romance and I highly recommend it! This author is a brilliant storyteller!

While I received an advanced reading copy of this book, this is my honest and unbiased review and I thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂

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